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Stanley Cup playoffs: a look back

  • June 14, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Facts and figues about the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, which ended Friday night when the Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years:

The Kings had five of the top six scorers in the playoffs:

GP G A Pts.

Anze Kopitar, L.A. 26 5 21 26

Jeff Carter, L.A. 26 10 15 25

Justin Williams, L.A. 26 9 16 25

Marian Gaborik, L.A. 26 14 8 22

Patrick Kane, Chi. 19 8 12 20

Drew Doughty L.A. 26 5 13 18

Four of the top five players in postseason plus/minus were Kings:

GP +/-

Justin Williams, L.A. 26 +13

Willie Mitchell, L.A. 18 +10

Tanner Pearson, L.A. 24 +10

Brandon Saad, Chi. 19 +10

Anze Kopitar, L.A. 26 +9

Players who have won a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal in the same season.

1980: Ken Morrow (N.Y. Islanders, United States)

2002: Brendan Shanahan, Steve Yzerman (Detroit, Canada)

2010: Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook (Chicago, Canada)

2014: Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty (Los Angeles, Canada)

Past five Stanley Cup-clinching overtime goals:

June 13, 2014: Alec Martinez, Kings* vs. Rangers, Game 5 (2OT)

June 9, 2010: Patrick Kane, Blackhawks at Flyers, Game 6

June 10, 2000: Jason Arnott, Devils at Stars, Game 6 (2OT)

June 19, 1999: Brett Hull, Stars at Sabres, Game 6 (3OT)

June 10, 1996: Uwe Krupp, Avalanche at Panthers, Game 4, (3OT)

*First team to win it in overtime at home since the Islanders in 1980.

0 Stanley Cups won by the Kings in their first 44 years of existence.

2 Stanley Cups won by the Kings in the past three years.

94:43 Length of Friday’s Game 5, longest in Kings history.

26 Games played by the Kings in this postseason, matching the NHL record.

64 Playoff games played by the Kings over the last three years, setting a league record.

2 Former Wild players on the Kings: Marian Gaborik and Willie Mitchell. It was Gaborik’s first title in 13 years in the league. Mitchell was the oldest player on the Kings roster. He was a big part of the 2012 run but didn’t play last season because of knee surgeries.

4 Goal posts struck in the two overtimes Friday night, two by the Kings (Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter), two by the Rangers (Ryan McDonagh, Mats Zuccarello).

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